Buttertubs Marsh is an oasis of stillness and birdsong, just minutes from downtown.

View of Buttertubs Marsh from homes aboveThere is a beautiful 2.4 km loop of wide trail (with narrow gates to prevent motorized vehicles) around a body of water buzzing with activity. There are viewing platforms for watching the wetland's denizens. This is a bird sanctuary, and it also has turtles!

Nearby Neighbourhoods

My favourite subdivision near Buttertubs is the Garner Crescent area on the hill looking south and west over the marsh to Mount Benson - it's a stunning view! The newer Hawthorne neighbourhood is also close to the marsh, and many homes have great mountain views.

Aerial photo showing Buttertubs Marsh and the wide vista behind (mountains south and west of Nanaimo)

Yellow flag irises at Buttertubs Marsh

Where to Park

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